- this Volvo Olympian with Alexander Royale bodywork was the first
in the Oriental Collection from Corgi. It was commissioned by KMB,
released in Hong Kong in May 1997. It did not appear in the Corgi
At 1/76th scale, the model is an 11 metre length vehicle, so it was
that this, and many subsequent releases, represent 12 metre vehicles.
the KMB fleet, 11 metre Olympians are designated as the AV class,
12 metre examples are designated as the 3AV class.
models being produced, it
is currently hard to come by and is fetching up to £65 at swapmeets.
The model carries KMB's standard air-conditioned livery.
In the May 1997
issue of the "Corgi Collector"
magazine, it stated that 1,000 of these models were available
from the Corgi Heritage Centre, at a price of £13.99 for UK residents!
- 3AV112, a 12-metre Volvo Olympian, entered service with KMB on 11th
1995. The 3AV class totalled 338 vehicles, the last being delivered in